How do you determine the build date?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AtmChm, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. AtmChm macrumors regular

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    Just received a MBA, but it came loaded with 10.6, not 10.6.4 or even 10.6.3. How can I determine the build date of this machine?
     
  2. AtmChm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, found the info on this site:

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    It was made within the last week, but has 10.6. Software update is currently downloading 10.6.4. In my experience in the past, when ordering macs directly from apple (shipped from China) they have the latest or next to latest version of the operating system.

    Has anyone else had these experiences?
     
  3. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they have just gone to installing the same image as is on the restore media and figure software update will get you caught up. Not sure. I believe I had a bunch of updates to install back in the day when I bought mine (albeit from an Apple Store and not online).
     
  4. soph macrumors regular

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    I didn't check which software version mine was shipped with, but it did update immediately and is now on 10.6.4. so it was probably exactly the same.

    Mine was built in the last week of June and shipped from Prague (which meant it arrived within 2 days), from which I gather MBAs aren't really selling that well...
     
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    My MBA (2.13GHz SSD) was a refurb and came with 10.6.0 too. And I have install discs for 10.6.0.
     
  6. soph macrumors regular

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    Just checked, me too.
     
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  8. jmazzamj macrumors regular

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    As Mac's serial number scheme has changed lately, is there a way to detect when was my 2010 MBP manufactured?

    Thank you.
     
  9. crash0verride macrumors newbie

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    builds

    speaking of builds. I was wondering if HDD's work universally on all MBA rev's. I read, i believe on IfixIT.com, that they did. So i bought a 120gb samsung 4200 1.8in hdd that claimed it was for rev b and c only. I have a rev a.


    Just gauging some opinions.

    thanks a lot guys!


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  10. Isidore macrumors member

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    My memory is that the Rev a mba has a different (pata based) hard drive interface so drives suitable for rev b/c won't work.
     

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